Accommodations may be arranged for students whose disabilities substantially limit their ability to live in some Columbia University housing.
Submitting a request for housing accommodations varies depending on your school. Please review the Request for Housing Accommodations forms applicable to you.
Upon submitting the appropriate form, a student must also:
- Submit a personal statement to DS, indicating your reason(s) for requesting housing accommodations.
- Submit supporting documentation to DS that is specific to your request for housing accommodations.
- Please note: If you are requesting housing accommodations on the basis of an asthma or allergy condition, have your provider complete the Disability Verification for Asthma and Allergies form. For such conditions, physical letters are not accepted.
Housing accommodation requests and documentation are reviewed monthly, generally the first Tuesday of the month. Students receive a letter with the committee’s decision regarding their requests.
The housing accommodations review committee will only consider completed requests that include all required materials. Students who submit completed requests after the committee has met for any given month must wait until the following month to have their request reviewed and considered.